#greensandbeach #bigisland #wanderlust #jeepwrangler #offroad 😎💦☀️ #papakoleabeach About six miles from the South Point is Papakolea Beach. There are beautiful cliffs, clear blue-green Pacific Ocean, and green sand. Unbelievable coarse, speckled green sand. In the entire United States, it is the only beach with green sand, and one of only a couple in the entire world. Despite its frustrating location, accessible only by miles-long hike or four wheeler, it is a site on Hawaii’s big island that is worth the hassle. Situated beneath Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, a strange mix of chemistry and geology has combined to form this bizarre and strangely beautiful sandy environment.